April 2018

Former music teacher jailed after admitting string of indecent assaults on boys

An 87-year-old man has been jailed after admitting child sex offences dating back to the 1960s.

Paul Johnson, of Mount Street in King’s Lynn, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing last month to 12 separate counts of indecent assault.

It followed an investigation carried out by specialist officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU).

The charges related to abuse which took place between 1969 and 1980 whilst he was a music teacher at various schools in London and Norfolk.

Johnson – then aged in his late 30s and 40s – sexually assaulted four boys, aged from 13 to 16, over a period of 11 years.

Johnson’s website says he was also composer in residence for a year at the Catholic shrine, at Walsingham, in 1965 and worked for a period as a children’s TV producer at Anglia TV.

At Norwich Crown Court Johnson was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and was also handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).